On World Press Freedom Day, FIDH condemns the crackdown on freedom of expression in Russia

03/05/2019
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Since March 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed three new laws amplifying censorship on the Internet, further suffocating freedom of expression in Russia. Internet users have already come up with accurate descriptions of such laws: on indecent behavior on the Internet, on "fake news", and on the “Sovereign Internet”. FIDH explains why the consequences of implementation of these laws is no laughing matter.

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